Sudhir Amembal is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amembal & Halladay, the world’s most highly respected training and consulting firm in the field of equipment leasing. He began his professional career in lease education, consultancy and publications by founding the firm in 1978. The firm has trained over 80,000 leasing professionals throughout the world. Mr. Amembal has conducted technical presentations on leasing in over 80 countries.
As a government advisor, Mr. Amembal has spearheaded lease consultancy engagements conducted on behalf of over 20 governments including China, Indonesia, Korea, Nigeria and Russia. These engagements required him to review the overall leasing industry in each country and devise strategic recommendations to facilitate the growth of the industry.
He has authored or co-authored 18 books on leasing, including: Leasing-The Creative Financing Alternative, Winning With Leasing, Operating Leases: The Complete Guide, International Leasing: The Complete Guide, The Handbook of Equipment Leasing, Lease Securitization, A Guide to Accounting for Leases, and A Guide to Captive Finance Company Equipment Leasing. He recently created five online e-learning leasing courses.
He has appeared as a keynote speaker at numerous domestic and international conferences. He has addressed conventions held by all four of the global regional associations – African Leasing Association, Asialease, Leaseurope, and the Latin American Leasing Association. He chaired each of the annual World Leasing Conventions from 1993 until its discontinuance in 2013.
In 2016, Mr. Amembal was inducted into the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), U.S.A. The honor is bestowed on those who have made unique, significant, and lasting contributions to the equipment finance industry. He was a nominee for The Legend as well as MVP Behind the Scene awards at The Monitor Converge 2023 5oth anniversary. He was the first person to be awarded an honorary CLFP credential by the CLFP Foundation in U.S.A
He has served as an independent Board member for Corplease in Egypt, as well as for Operadora de Servicios Mega in Mexico. He served as Chief Advisor to two prominent leasing companies in China – CMIG Leasing Group and Juxin International Leasing Company.
For a period of five years, from 1997 to 2002, he was Chairman of Amembal Capital Corporation, a middle market leasing company. Prior to 1978, he was a member of the faculty at the College of Business, University of Utah, prior to which he worked for Ernst & Young in New York.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay, and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. He successfully passed the CPA examination in New York.